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breaking news. an early morning smash and grab. brazen thieves drove a through the front window. now investigators want to know if they gross profit away -- got way with any of the guns. >> terror on a university campus. what we are learning about the teen refugee that police say went on a rampage with a car and butcher knife. >> cuba in mourning. news channel 8 is in the island nation as thousands remember fidel castro. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> i'm gene ramirez.
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this mild tuesday morning. good morning, i january. >> -- ian. >> hard to believe we are at the end of november. 68 in tampa. 67 bradenton thanks to the southeasterly wind direction, 5 to 10 miles per hour. that's what will make things muggy as we head into this afternoon. warm, too. forecast high temperature 83 degrees. better than half a dozen degrees above average for this max defender 8 had a few sprinkles on it yesterday afternoon. we are tracking much needed shower chances that arrive later in the week. first traffic on the 8s. it's quiet. a great time to get out the door if you can. taking a look at the veterans, no delays from the van dyke road area all the way in to the tampa international airport area. widening out the picture, 275
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in through downtown. still quiet out to west shore and looking good if you are out the door in polk county, i-4 is accident and delay free. breaking news in tampa. investigators are on the scene of an apparent smash-and-grab burglary at a gun store. >> it happened at the tampa arms company on west waters near dale do we know if any of the guns are missing from the store. >> we don't know the information just yet. that is a big concern for law enforcement on scene this morning. they need to identifying out exactly what was taken from the store. we know the tampa arms company sells a variety of guns and also ammunition. so, there could potentially be a lot of inventory in the hands of some bad people this morning. deputies are trying to figure
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folks got in the store. they are refueling surveillance video fringe side the store and around the complex. -- from inside the store and around the complex. deputies responded to the scene after security alarms at the company went off this morning. when they arrived they found the front window gone and a wall of inventory empty. deputies have not been able to take an exact inventory of the store. they don't know exactly what was ta again, a variety of guns and ammunition. there are about a dozen stores in this complex and this was the only one that was hit. now, as you can see, there are bars over the t-mobile store right next to the tampa arms company but we are told birr deputies there were -- by deputies there were no bars on the windows of the gun store.
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store and on the outside of the building. hopefully that will give detectives more answers about what happened here this morning, gene. >> unsettling to know that these guns may be out there in the wrong hands. mary mcgwire reporting live. we will check back with you. more breaking news this morning. rescue crews are on the scene of a passenger plane crash. 81 people were on board of the jet including a top brazilian soccer team. three alive so far. there is no word on what may have caused the crash which happened as the plane was preparing to land. right now questions this morning about the horrifying attack on ohio state university. investigators are trying to determine if the attack by an 18-year-old somalian refugee was an act of terror. police say the attack began when 18-year-old abdul razak ali artan drove his car on to a sidewalk full of pedestrians on
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stabbed several victims with a butcher knife. students who saw what happened started calling 911. >> i am at ohio state. there was a guy that smashed his car into people and then ran out with a knife chasing down people. >> a campus police officer shot and killed artan ending the attack. 11 people were taken to the horns one with critical injuries. they are looking into the suspect's background. they say he recently posted comments about the treatment of muslims on his teacher that admitted to having sex with a student 20 times as well as two other teenagers wants her sentence reduced. she will ask a judge to shave off some of the 22 year sentence that she was ordered to serve in state prison. ryan hughes is live outside the polk county courthouse this morning. why is fichter asking for a lighter sentence? >> reporter: reports show she wants a sentence reduction
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were willing participants and she thinks she can find more suitable treatment options outside of prison. last year jennifer fichter was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys. in court the judge called her a predator. she was remorseful but still given a harsh sentence. today she plans to ask for a significant reduction. more details will come out in court. here is fichter last year when inaudible ]. >> detectives said fichter had sex with one student 20 to 30 times in the back of her pickup truck. we will have a crew in the courtroom when this hearing gets underway at 8:30 this morning. >> a lot of folks are watching this case. thanks, ryan.
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charges. ammit santiago is accused of molesting a girl in 2014. the incident happened before he worked at eisenhower middle school. he has since resigned from his job at the gibsonton school. in cuba, thousands are lining up to pay respects to fidel castro. that take a look at the -- take a look at th he has a look at the final farewell. >> reporter: today tens of thousands of cubans are coming out to pay their respects to fidel castro. later today there will be a service in revolution plaza, a place where fidel castro gave many of his speeches. three popes held mass here. this line is amazing, snaking its way through the city streets of havana and up the
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remains of fidel castro cremated several days ago. later this week a funeral procession will wind through the entire nation as hundreds of thousands come out to pay respects and he is laid to rest where he grew up. jeff patterson, news channel 8. back to you. >> lots happening in cuba. of jeff patterson will be there for it all. he is reporting from cuba all week. the funeral for fidel castro is leaders. neither president barack obama or vice president joe biden will be there for the funeral. castro is controversial figure. heads of state have to be careful though they show the world their response. >> it sends a strong message one way or the other. >> you have to wonder when you see the long lines, are those people genuinely wanting to be there or will the government
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the time is 5:30. ian oliver is in for leigh spann. how is it shaping up? >> warm, 3450eu8d, muggy this -- mild, muggy this afternoon. a breezy southeast wind into the afternoon. here is the temperatures moving through the day. already above average by lunchtime. upper 70s. the average 75 degrees. we are heading up to 83 later this afternoon. temperatures are in the upper 60s. this is average as we start off the day. the 24-hour temperature change 5 to 10 warmer than this time yesterday. notice the temperatures surging across the southeastern united states. this is in front of a cold front, one that did bring severe weather to parts of the southeast arriving thursday in a greatly diminished state. hopefully we can squeeze a few showers out of the front. that will be the best chance through the workweek, 10%
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when the front arrives in the testimony area, 20% shower chance on thursday but the best we got this week. >> 9 best we can do. >> the good news, we are doing great in terms of traffic. utes 19 looks fantastic out of northern pinellas county all the way in through the clearwater area. speaking of clearwater, accident free as is st. pete with a lot of green indicating no delays. gayle, gene, back to you. >> an american bald eagle rescued in clearwater will be released back into the wild. a car hit the eagle injuring its wing. the bird underwent surgery and is fully recovered. they will release the eagle at 10:30 this morning. there was another bird involved that did not make it --
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this morning we are getting a look at body cam video from a pasco deputy. it shows the moment she found herself with an attacking pit bull. she struggles with the dog and at one point fired her gun
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her finger. >> stay there. i shot my finger off. i just shot my finger. >> you can hear the dog. she was called to investigate a dog bite case. she is recovering this morning. president-elect donald trump may be close to identifying filling a key cabinet post to head the department of health and human services today. nbc news is reporting that he will tap representative tom price for th orthopedic surgeon. he is a reading critic of obama care. the race to chutes a secretary of -- choose a secretary of state is heading up. he will meet with senator bob core curve south carolina and expect to met with former governor mitt romney. it's the second meeting with trump and romney.
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another candidate, former cia director david petraeus. he met with trump yesterday. he was forced to resign over an affair and handling of classified information. a passenger who launched a pro trump rant at fellow travelers is banned for life >> the airline took the drastic actions after his political comments went viral on social media. this happened on a flight from atlanta to allentown, pennsylvania. the video shows the man taunting, cursing and yelling at passengers who are clinton supporters. >> you can't hear me, don't talk. >> he went off on the plane for 15 minutes delaying the flight, came back on and said this is what you get for being a
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>> the video has been viewed more than 2 million times. at first delta did nothing about the situation. the video earned the #boycott delta. now the ceo is apologizing and promising to give every passenger on the flight a refund. >> oh, boy. across america the driver accused in a deadly school bus crash in chattanooga is heading to court. johnthony walker is facing several charges. you remember he was behind the wheel of a school bus careened off the road, smashed in a tree killing six students. several others were hurt. this morning an investigation into a thanksgiving dinner linked to the deaths of three people. eight elderly people became sick after eating a holiday meal at the american legion hall in the san francisco bay area. three of them died. hospital officials say the victims all had symptoms consistent with a food-borne illness.
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donated the rest of the food. wildfires in the smoky mountain. gatlinburg and pigeon ford are being evacuated. there are reports of buildings on fire making things worse for fire crews with 70 miles per hour winds and bone dry conditions. >> popular destination, especially for the holidays. >> they go to the mountains and they are dealing with what you have seen here. >> i town. people love that area. it has been to be devastating not just for the folks that live there but hope to make money with the seasonal visitors. >> the dry condition is making it worse, right? >> severe drought across a large area of the southeast. i have been there a few times, too. a wonderful place that relies on tourism. hopefully they can bounce back quickly. good news to share with you, thankfully on the satellite and
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the wind gusts we told you about were in advance of this front making its way through east tennessee bringing light to moderate rainfall in the eastern part of the state. good news for folks fighting the wildfires. quiet across the tampa bay area. it will stay that way throughout the day. max defender 8 tracked a few sprinkles around yesterday afternoon. not expecting that. a stray shower possible wednesday afternoon. we have to chances later in the week. we need the rain. .01. november is typically our driest month of the year. this is exceptionally dry. it's currently tied for the second driest november on record for tampa. top three for st. pete as well. this afternoon, muggy. high temperature of 83 degrees. the front this afternoon -- thursday, excuse me.
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best rain chance arrives thursday. florida highway patrol is heading to check out an accident reported in the mull bury area -- mulberry area, state road 60 at county line road. no delays in the area but i will keep my eye on that. tampa expressway authority asked me to pass this along. a closure at 8:00 p.m. tonight. the crosstown ramp to northbound 75 will be tomorrow morning. leslee will be here to let you know when everything is clear. now back to the desk. >> all right, thanks, mer. it's something that we get in our mailbox. >> junk mail. >> too much. for most of us it's a waste of
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8 is on your side to help you put a stop to the junk mail you get during the election, to holiday shopping, many call it magazine overload.
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>> it's worse, annoying. >> sometimes you get so many that you spend part of your day trying to get rid of them. >> if you are frustrated with junk mail like these people are, you can do something about it to get rid of it. the federal trade commission suggests getting online to opt out at a few web sites called dma choice.org or catalog choice.org. when you fill out the form it takes 30 to 90 da effect or call the magazines directly and tell them to take you off the mailing list. happening today, it's giving tuesday. people are encouraged to make donations to local, national and international charities. one such charity that could use your help is the toys for tots drive. this year the marines and toys
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it starts at 6:00 a.m. you can buy a toy or donate at any toys r us in the bay area. we have kindness day december 9th. this tradition is at our studios, south parker street. you can drive by, you don't have to step out of the car. roll down the window and hand over a toy. we are excepting teddy bears for the rough rirs tampa bay and broad donations for one blood. for that you have to get out of the car. >> i love seeing everybody. >> everybody lines up in the spirit of giving and this time of year it's nice to see that. the cost of child care is putting many families in a bind. >> in the next half hour, how much it costs and how bay area families are finding affordable and quality care for their
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good morning. a mild start to our tuesday. by 9:00 a.m. temperatures are in the low 70s. breezy south wind makes it muggy this afternoon. by lunchtime closing in on 80. heading up for a high temperature around 83 degrees la above average and a few degrees shy of the record. the best rain chance is with a weak front moving through. count down is on. you have about 30 minutes to hit 275 southbound before it gets slow. right now everything looks fine at bird street. this is i-75. that is southbound traffic near fowler avenue. more people are here but no one is having to hit the brakes.
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we will have another update
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breaking news. a smash and grab at tampa gun store. is the deadly inventory in the wrong hands? the latest is next in a live report. >> a former polk county teacher who admitted to a student will ask a judge to slash her sentence. why she thinks she should serve less time. >> paying for child care. parents digging deep into their pockets to cover skyrocketing costs. 8 is on your side with affordable options. >> good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> i'm gene ramirez. thanks for joining us.

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